Jameela Jamil Finds a "Good Place" in Hollywood with First Acting Role

January 4, 2018
Updated 7mo ago

Jameela Jamil is a newcomer to Hollywood after moving here from the UK where she was a journalist and host. She stumbled into her role on NBC's "The Good Place" and has proven her natural acting ability on the show, co-starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell.

Jamil sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith in Los Angeles to talk about her role as a deceased socialite and what she has learned from her co-stars since taking the plunge into acting.

Jamil is also an advocate for disability rights and has a non-profit called "Why Not People," which organizes music concerts and events that are accessible to people with physical disabilities. Jamil talks about her personal experience with a physical disability and how that inspired her to create the organization.

"The Good Place" is currently in its second season, which has a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and airs Thursdays on NBC.